1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Lift Spindles...why not?

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by ISUGrad05, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 6:46 AM
    #1
    ISUGrad05

    ISUGrad05 [OP] Public Servant Enemy #1

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Member:
    #47262
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    Wichita, KS
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 5.7 Tundra DoubleCab
    Is there something prohibitive to the design of the 2nd gen 5-lug suspension to keep companies from developing lift spindles? Seems like there are lift spindles for virtually every other truck out there. Is the 2nd gen suspension drastically different from the 1st gen?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 6:53 AM
    #2
    jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18122
    Messages:
    12,235
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '09 FourDubDee TRD OR
    A-TRUCK, Fat Kid in the Bed, Custom Pinstriping, Ported and Polished Muffler Bearing, Hi-Performance Bed Mat
    5 lug aftermarket is tiny. How many people buy 5 lugs with plans to mod?
     
  3. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:06 AM
    #3
    ISUGrad05

    ISUGrad05 [OP] Public Servant Enemy #1

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Member:
    #47262
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    Wichita, KS
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 5.7 Tundra DoubleCab
    Yes, but design wise is it prohibitive? Are that that many more 1st gen 5 lugs around than 2nd gen?
     
  4. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:15 AM
    #4
    jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18122
    Messages:
    12,235
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '09 FourDubDee TRD OR
    A-TRUCK, Fat Kid in the Bed, Custom Pinstriping, Ported and Polished Muffler Bearing, Hi-Performance Bed Mat
    Design wise NOTHING is prohibitive. How do you think they designed the truck in the first place?

    COST wise is the prohibitive you have to think of first and foremost. If you're going to lose money creating a product, you're better off not creating it in the first place.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:43 AM
    #5
    ISUGrad05

    ISUGrad05 [OP] Public Servant Enemy #1

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Member:
    #47262
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    Wichita, KS
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 5.7 Tundra DoubleCab
    Perhaps, but Readlift and Fat Bob were both able to come out with cost effective spacer lifts for the 5-lug. So I was wondering there were some other constraints to developing spindles for the 2nd gen.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:45 AM
    #6
    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Member:
    #9502
    Messages:
    9,127
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oliver
    az
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra 4x4 CM 5.7L SR5
    AFE pro dry s, Husky X-act Contour
    A spacer lift and spindle lift are whole different beasts!
     
  7. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:50 AM
    #7
    straycat241

    straycat241 maXXXed out mid travel

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Member:
    #7545
    Messages:
    996
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    paul
    montclair, ca
    Vehicle:
    PreRunner TRD off road 4x2
    airaid intake, jba headers, jba exhaust, DMZ enginecage, King 2.5 coilovers , 1.25camburg uca's, total chaos lca's, shock hoops with Icon 2.5 piggybacks, camburg 4.0 Spindles, Defined engineering SUA, King 2.5" Shocks w/Reservoir, King 2.5 Bumpstops,shocktacobumper,moto metal 951's, compartment locks, blackgrill,Glassworks fenders front and rear,ViS racing glass hood,PIAA 510s,hella 500's,black rebadge,fabtech spare tire holder,tailgate delete,mudflaps delete,cobra 19 ultra iii
    most people that get 5lugz really dont off road 6 lug is more off road friendly beefier suspension and what not
     
  8. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:57 AM
    #8
    ISUGrad05

    ISUGrad05 [OP] Public Servant Enemy #1

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Member:
    #47262
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    Wichita, KS
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 5.7 Tundra DoubleCab
    True, and most people that buy 4x4 and PreRunners rarely ever off-road either. LOL. Not to say that the people on here don't. Main advantage I see to lift spindles for a 5 lugs looking to get 2-3 inches up front is that it would open the truck up to so many more wheel options without the compromises of a spacer. Not looking for 35s or anything, just would be nice to get some 31x10.5's and keep the control arms, springs, and shocks stock without losing up travel like you do with spacers.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:59 AM
    #9
    NakedTacoma

    NakedTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30667
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    West Covina
    Mid travel front Long travel rear
    most shops can fab up a lift spindle but its going to be pricey.....

    Why do u want a spindle over a spacer lift? unless u have MT or LT or want to change ur front hubs and stuff to race stuff a spindle is a waste of money just for a lift.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM
    #10
    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    20,999
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Front Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon ET Coilovers, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, TSB Leafs, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps, Deeza HD Sway Bar Links
    Do lift spindles designed for PreRunners fit on the 5-lug suspension if you get 6-lug hubs and brakes?
     
  11. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM
    #11
    ISUGrad05

    ISUGrad05 [OP] Public Servant Enemy #1

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Member:
    #47262
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    Wichita, KS
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 5.7 Tundra DoubleCab
    And for the record I would have bought a Prerunner if Toyota had not dropped the manual tranny for 2011, and no dealer was willing to track down a 2010 once they had them all off their lots.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:01 AM
    #12
    straycat241

    straycat241 maXXXed out mid travel

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Member:
    #7545
    Messages:
    996
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    paul
    montclair, ca
    Vehicle:
    PreRunner TRD off road 4x2
    airaid intake, jba headers, jba exhaust, DMZ enginecage, King 2.5 coilovers , 1.25camburg uca's, total chaos lca's, shock hoops with Icon 2.5 piggybacks, camburg 4.0 Spindles, Defined engineering SUA, King 2.5" Shocks w/Reservoir, King 2.5 Bumpstops,shocktacobumper,moto metal 951's, compartment locks, blackgrill,Glassworks fenders front and rear,ViS racing glass hood,PIAA 510s,hella 500's,black rebadge,fabtech spare tire holder,tailgate delete,mudflaps delete,cobra 19 ultra iii
    would be kewl though to see some one be a pioneer and fab up some lift spindles
     
  13. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:01 AM
    #13
    NakedTacoma

    NakedTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30667
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    West Covina
    Mid travel front Long travel rear
    thats funny....
     
  14. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:02 AM
    #14
    NakedTacoma

    NakedTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30667
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    West Covina
    Mid travel front Long travel rear
    nothing will fit ...totaly diffrent suspensions
     
  15. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:03 AM
    #15
    ISUGrad05

    ISUGrad05 [OP] Public Servant Enemy #1

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Member:
    #47262
    Messages:
    272
    Gender:
    Male
    Wichita, KS
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 5.7 Tundra DoubleCab
    No. Because the PrreRunners have higher shock mounts, the spindles are much taller in overall height. I looked.
     
  16. Jan 26, 2011 at 10:59 PM
    #16
    bluetaco99

    bluetaco99 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Member:
    #49992
    Messages:
    54
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    michael
    chino ca
    Vehicle:
    06 5lugger
    fabtech makes a "secret" spindel lift for the 05 5lug tacos... its not suppose to be released to the public but its made... i have a freind that has one on her truck it looks nice.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2011 at 2:41 AM
    #17
    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Member:
    #6597
    Messages:
    4,592
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kelson
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    08 5-Lug Reg. Cab SR5
    SR5 Exterior/Interior (Color matched Front Bumper, Chrome Grille Surround and Chrome Rear Bumper/Silver Scoshe Dash Kit, A/C Bezel, A/C Vent Surround) LED license plate and white interior lights, Wet Okole Seat Covers, iPad in-Dash, JL CL-RLC, JL 13TW5 sub, JL 500/1 Slash V1 amp, JL XR 6.5 Components, Rockford Fosgate 6X9s in Boxes Front XRunner Coils, DJM Control Arms and Rear 4X4 Leafs, Custom 2" Angled Streetacos.com Blocks Front XR Bilstien Struts and Rear XR Bilstien Shocks, CravenSpeen Antennae, RX-8 Rims w/ Fronts:235/40-R18 Sumitomo HTR Rears:245/40-R18 Goodyear Eagle GT, 35% Tint front windows, OEM Sliding Privacy Glass w/ 5% Ceramic Tint, Flowmaster Super 44 dumped before the axle, URD Short Throw Shifter, Door Sill Protectors, Door Edge Guards, OEM Sport Pedals,The Retrofit Source Morimoto Mini D2S Stage III 35W 5K HID Headlights, OEM Fog Lights w/ piss yellow bulbs, OEM Cruise Control, Porsche 944 Bucket Seats, BeefedTaco Skid Plate, Whale
    it's because 5 lug trucks are meant to go LOWER, not higher. :p

    honestly the market isn't there in my opinion. even on the lowering end, there aren't too many parts availble, and thats WITH the XRunner market included.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2011 at 5:49 AM
    #18
    comiesutra

    comiesutra Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Member:
    #19421
    Messages:
    750
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Greenwood, IN
    Vehicle:
    '10 4X4 Silver AC SR5 Manual
    MonsterKnobs.com shift knob, Sony MEX-BT3900u
    so what would this "secret" part # be, how much might it cost, and who might i contact?
     
  19. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:20 AM
    #19
    NakedTacoma

    NakedTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30667
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    West Covina
    Mid travel front Long travel rear
    Pics or GTFO
    I Call bs on this one ..
     
  20. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    #20
    NakedTacoma

    NakedTacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30667
    Messages:
    427
    Gender:
    Male
    West Covina
    Mid travel front Long travel rear
    What wouldnt wrk? And 4 lug tacomas are rare lmao
     
To Top